Friday, January 10, 2014

Enterprise TV Suggests Having Half an Avocado for Lunch

Avocados get a bad rep. They are considered a fatty food which is high in calories. But when nutritionists dig deep as to what kind of fat, the news is good for everyone – and even more so for those trying to lose weight.

Dieters are used to hearing that avocados are forbidden when they want to lose weight. But a study by the Nutrition Journal refutes that saying that the fats in the tasty fruit are healthful and help dieters feel satiated. It is also reported that avocados may help lower blood sugar too. The popular Mexican fruit has about 250 calories and about 23g of fat. One of the fats found in it is monounsaturated fat which is known to lower bad cholesterol, as well as reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke. Enterprises TV also learns that eating half an avocado with lunch helps dieters feel fuller, therefore, nearly eliminating the need to snack later.

The study results are welcome news. Forty percent of the participants reported a decreased desire to eat 3 hours after consuming half an avocado with lunch. Twenty-eight percent had a decreased desire to eat 5 hours after lunch.  More good news about avocados is that they are usually very affordable. If sliced and added to a sandwich, they can take the place of mayonnaise which is not good for people wanting to lose weight. There are many ways to add avocado to a diet. Enterprises TV suggests experimenting with it and enjoy its texture and flavor. 

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